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a letter from the
Our hearts join with the
psalmist David, "My cup run-
neth over." We are truly over-
whelmed by the countless evidences of
God's goodness to Bryan as we celebrate
our 75th Anniversary. The fall semester
began with a record enrollment of 775
students, including one of the largest
academically and spiritually endowed
freshman classes in our history.
Michael Cromartie, vice president of
the Ethics and Public Policy Center and
chairman of the United States
Commission on International Religious
Freedom, gave an inspiring convocation
address to our students on "Living in
Exile." Spiritual Life Week was especially
meaningful with alumnus Rev. Dean
Ropp ministering to us.
Nancy Pearcey, author of Total Truths
presented a brilliant examination of bib-
lical worldview during the Bryan Center
for Critical Thought and Practice semi-
nar. What an opportunity our students
and faculty had during that entire lecture
series to be stretched and challenged in
their minds and hearts.
During Homecoming the college pre-
sented a gift to the Dayton community
that is situated on the Rhea County
Courthouse lawn and faces toward Bryan
Hill — an inspiring statue of William
Jennings Bryan by sculptor Cessna
Decosimo. At the dedication, a choir
made up of the Bryan Chorale, a com-
munity choir, and many of our alums
sang hymns and patriotic selections, and
we all enjoyed sharing a 75-foot cake!
Of the four statues of William
Jennings Bryan, the Decosimo sculpture
is the only one depicting him in the
with deeds. William Jennings Bryan said,
"There is no human influence so potent
for good as that which goes out from an
upright life: A sermon may be answered;
the arguments in a speech may be dis-
puted, but no one can answer a Christian
life — it is the unanswerable argument."
"This statue will constantly remind us that
our best is yet to come..."
prime of life. As I remarked at its
unveiling, "This statue will constantly
remind us that our best is yet to come as
a community, and we have much signifi-
cant work to do that also will stand the
test of time, even as the work of
William Jennings Bryan has done."
Looking back over the past 75 years
and forward to the next 75 years, Dr.
John Woodbridge, professor at Trinity
Evangelical Divinity School, reminded us
during the Staley Lecture Series of the
great challenge ahead. He presented a
six-part challenge — one that if faithfully
executed will strengthen our future:
1 . Guard and uphold the Evangelical
view of the Bible as the infallible
revealed Word of God that speaks of
the Lord Jesus Christ.
2. Faithfully present the Gospel to
others as the Gospel is the power of
God unto salvation.
3. Match our Christian profession
4. Give constant care to ensure that
the school's statement of faith informs
and influences the curriculum of the
5. Understand that without the Lord
we can do nothing, and He must receive
all the glory.
6. Continue in prayer. We must rec-
ognize and confess our sins. Sin is a
canker on the body of Christ that
inhibits the work and blessing which
God desires to give. Our ministry as a
college and individually will run on
vapors if not empowered by the Holy
Spirit. We must pray without ceasing.
May we as a campus community —
made up of all those who have ever
graced this hill — embrace and execute
this challenge to the glory of God!
Stephen D. Livesay
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Celebrating Bryan's heritage
A sea of red shirts printed with gold lions and
"Christ above all" and a 75-foot-long cake made
it obvious that Bryan College was in a celebrato-
ry mood Oct. 1.
And what a celebration it was, as hundreds of students,
alumni, and friends of the college crowded the Rhea
County Courthouse lawn to honor college namesake
William Jennings Bryan and rejoice in God's provision for
the past 75 years.
Bryan President Dr. Stephen D. Livesay made sure the
occasion was not just a look back. The focal point of the
ceremony — a life-size statue of a young Bryan — shows
The Great Commoner looking forward, depicting him as
he appeared about 1891. That is a fitting reminder "that
Bryan College and the City of Dayton and all of Rhea
County are just now hitting our stride with our most pro-
ductive years ahead. This statue will constantly remind us
that our best is yet to come as a community, and we have
much significant work to do which also will last the test of
time, even as the work of William Jennings Bryan has
done," Dr. Livesay said.
Later that afternoon the college celebrated another sig-
nificant life, dedicating a renovated Communication
Studies building in memory of alumna Dr. Joanne Rankin,
whose bequest made the improvements possible.
But the morning belonged to Mr. Bryan.
Speakers including Dr. Livesay, State Rep. Bo Watson,
Rhea County Executive Billy Ray Patton, and Dayton
Mayor Bob Vincent paid tribute to the college's quality
Christian education, the enduring partnership between the
community and the college, and the historical significance
of the Scopes Trial and the Rhea County Courthouse.
The theme of a partnership was carried out through
the dedication program as Dr. Livesay thanked Rhea
County and the City of Dayton for "75 years of partner-
ship and support enabling Bryan College ... to be a part
of this wonderful community. I can think of no better way
to show the college's appreciation than to erect a statue of
our namesake as a permanent reminder of his contribu-
tion to this community."
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Mr. Patton added that "In my
years in public service, I have called
on Bryan College numerous times.
Bryan College has never failed to
come through. When I think of
Bryan College, I think of community
Mayor Vincent pointed out the
historic significance of the court-
house, telling the group that in his
years as a local industry executive he
regularly brought visitors to the build-
ing so they could "stand where
William Jennings Bryan stood." And
he commended the sculptor, telling
him, "Like the country folk say,
'you've done us proud.'"
There was pride, from recogni-
tion by the Tennessee General
Assembly's proclamation honoring
the college on its 75th anniversary, to
the soaring strains of anthems by a
community choir and the Bryan
College Homecoming Chorale prais-
ing God for His faithfulness to the
college and community.
Dr. Livesay brought the focus to
Mrs. Alice Mercer, former First Lady of Bryan College, and President Dr.
Stephen D. Livesay are pictured with the 75th Anniversary cake before the Bryan
statue dedication Oct. 1 . Mrs. Mercers late husband, Dr. Theodore Mercer, was
president during the colleges 50th anniversary celebration in 1980.
Mr. Bryan and the political and social
reforms he championed, leading up
to the last crusade which brought
him to Dayton for the Scopes Trial in
1925. In the last years of his life, Mr.
Bryan spoke out against "what he
termed the evil philosophy of evolu-
tion. Once again, Bryan had the
vision to see an enduring evil in our
society as perhaps the most clandes-
tinely harmful of all evils," Dr.
Livesay said. The Scopes Trial "was
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young teen had attended part of the
Scopes Trial. Both told him stories
and provided information for his
research in preparing the statue. "You
cal characters, but when you find
conducted inside and outside this very
courthouse and would transform
Dayton from a name unknown to
most — to one known literally around
the world, and one which to this day
continues to draw attention.
"What George Washington
Rappleyea and leaders in this commu-
nity believed would bring an econom-
ic boost through the staging of such a
trial brought something far more valu-
able, the attention of the world to
that greatest of questions, whether
man is a unique creation of an
Almighty God or man is a product of
nature and chance."
Depicting Bryan as a young man
as he appeared in 1981, the same year
the courthouse was built, is a fitting
reminder "that Bryan College and the
City of Dayton and all of Rhea
County are just now
hitting our stride with
our most productive
years ahead. This stat-
ue will constantly
remind us that our best
is yet to come as a
Decosimo drew a
laugh from the crowd Pictured, from left, following the dedication ceremony for the
when he said he learned Rankin Communication Studies Center, are Dr. Stephen D.
that Dr. Livesay is a Lipesay, Betty Joy Rankin Home, Rep. Robert Home, and
gracious host in a spe- £>r. Randy Hollingsworth.
cial way. "On the way
up here this morning I realized I had someone in love with the character,
not brought my suit. He came you get your education. That's a portal
through for me; I'm wearing his suit." to the past," he said.
He paid tribute to Dr. Richard Mr. Decosimo explained that the
Cornelius, Bryan College Scopes Trial statue contained several significant
liaison, and Eloise Reed, who as a words and dates. "Truth and
Sculptor Cessna Decosimo, who designed the William Jennings Bryam statue, speaks to
alumni and guests at the dedication of the new Rankin Communication Studies Center.
Eloquence. That was a cornerstone of
his career as a politician. Bryan
College, 1930, the year the college
opened. And on the back is the date
can read all your history about histori- of the beginning of this courthouse,
1891, and the year he went to
Congress. I'm excited about the link-
age between the past and present. All
three of these work together in an
"If it weren't for the college being
dedicated to the story of William
Jennings Bryan, this building's exis-
tence was in the balance. I want to
honor the community, the college, and
what this person represents."
A few days after the courthouse
ceremony, County Executive Patton
told a friend, "I was driving by the
courthouse and realized that that stat-
ue was what had been missing from
The second ceremony celebrated
the life of alumna Dr. Joanne Rankin,
a member of the Class of 1956,
whose bequest enabled the college to
renovate and join two formerly sepa-
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"Destiny is not a matter of
chance; it is a matter of
choice; it is not a thing to
be waited for, it is a thing
to be achieved."
-America's Mission, 1899
"The humblest citizen in
all the land, when clad in
the armor of a righteous
cause, is stronger than all
the hosts of error."
-The Cross of Gold, 1896
William Jennings Bryan
Quotations on the statue's plinth
rate buildings into a state-of-the-art
Communication Studies Center bear-
ing her name. The spacious atrium
also will allow visitors and the college
community to view student and facul-
ty artwork in an appropriate setting.
Dr. Rankin's sister, Betty Joy
Rankin Home, a member of the Class
of 1954, said her sister would appreci-
ate the decision to improve existing
buildings in this way. "Her choice of a
building for educational purposes is
fitting. This is appropriate because she
communicated well with young peo-
"Joanne had a strong belief that
all things should be done to the glory
of God. This included the academic
realm where she taught and influ-
enced young people. Her primary
request was that the building be used
for the glory of God. I believe Joanne
would be well pleased with the use
made of her bequest. On behalf of
the family, we are pleased too."
One of the artistic touches in the
atrium will be a bust of William
Jennings Bryan, cast from the same
mold as the courthouse statue. Mr.
Decosimo said the natural light of the
atrium is "an ideal situation. As the
light changes, the expression on his
face will change. Now he looks some-
what harsh, but in a different light,
that expression will soften. In some
cases it will look neutral, allowing the
viewer to imagine what he might be
For the full text of Dr. Five say's
remarks and pictures of the Bryan statue
dedication, please visit the Bryan College web
www. bryan. edul 75th_celebration. html.
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Seniors Hudson Ellis,
(Littleton, Colo.), and
Kimberly Storey (York,
Pa.), were crowned
Homecoming King and
Queen during halftime at
this years homecoming
Dr. Ron, '65, and Lois (Groeneveld), '64, Zartman were
named Alumni of the Year during homecoming. The
Zartmans, pictured with Alumni Coordinator Warren Cole,
% were recognised for their support of the college, including
- an exhibit of first-edition books written and
inscribed by John Newton during Heritage Week in March
Both children and the young at heart enjoyed the inji
this years Homecoming activities.
? games ,
Dr. Mel and Susan
Wilhoit were named hon-
orary alumni during home-
coming celebrations Oct. 1 .
Mel joined the faculty in
1980, and is professor of
music. He is a prolific
author of articles on musi-
cal topics, musicians, and lyricists. Sue is an artist of increasing
national repute. Her work has been displayed in the rotunda of
the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D. C, and she
is in the midst of a project to paint the capitols of all 50 states.
The Wilhoits are parents of two Bryan alumni, Christi Walters,
99 \ and Noel Wilhoit, '03.
Dr. Jake Matthes, front, was named to the Athletics Hall of Lame
during homecoming ceremonies Oct. 1 . Dr. Matthes, a 1959 Bryan
graduate, started the Bryan track and cross country teams, and his
1975 cross country team won the NCCAA national championship.
After leaving Bryan in 1976, he had a distinguished coaching career
at Liberty University, where the track complex has been named in his
honor. Pictured with Dr. Matthes are, from left, Cross Country
Coach Rodney Stoker, 1975 team member Mike Wood, Bryan
trustee and former cross country team member Mike Smith, and
1975 team member Chris Hatten.
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76th year boasts record enrollment
Bryan College welcomed the largest entering
class in more than 20 years in August, and
students were reminded that there is
intrinsic value to their studies in God's eyes.
A total of 234 new students - 1 84 freshmen
and 50 transfers - joined 337 returning students in
the traditional program, and the 204 students in the
Aspire degree completion program, to bring Bryan's
fall enrollment to a record 775, up 113 from a year
Convocation, the formal opening of the aca-
demic year, featured an address by Michael
Cromartie, chairman of the U.S. Commission on
International Religious Freedom and vice president
of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Mr.
Cromartie challenged students to understand that
"we are all called to full-time Christian work, no
matter what our occupation. Wherever God calls
you to be, whatever God calls you to serve, you can
bring glory to God in your work. Every job has
intrinsic value. There is no mundane work in God's
eyes. Nothing we do in the sight of God is ordi-
While we should be life-long learners, college
presents a special opportunity for study. As stu-
dents learn about God, the Bible, and worldviews,
he encouraged them to remember that education
about issues will not give life to the Gospel before a
hostile world; living the Gospel will.
Jesus' statement that "all men will know you are
my disciples if you love one another," offers what
Francis Schaeffer called "the final apologetic," he
said. "You will learn much about apologetics, and
that is good and important. But I urge you, may
at a glance
your life be your apologetic.
"We want to learn to talk the talk, but we also must learn to walk
the walk, so the world will know we are Christians, not by how much
we know, but by how we walk."
The Rev. Dean Ropp, '81, led the annual Spiritual Life Conference.
He used his talks to remind the college community that we should use
our brief — in light of eternity — lives for the Glory of God.
Opening week activities concluded with the all-college picnic at
Chester Frost Park near Chattanooga.
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Twelve students have been awarded Presidential Scholarships for the 2005-
2006 academic year. Presidential Scholarships are competitive awards
given on the basis of high school grades, test scores, an essay, and person-
al interview. The grant, Aryans highest academic award, is renewable for four years.
Presidential Scholars include:
Faith Ammen, daughter of David and Elizabeth Ammen of Roanoke, Va., will study political commu-
bj nication. Faith, a home school graduate, was assistant editor of her home school association's newsletter,
I and interned at The Roanoke Times. She learned about Bryan when Dr. Jeff Myers addressed a home school
I conference. She was impressed with the college's academic standing and Christian commitment. "The peo-
I pie here convinced me to come," she said. "The people are amazing. I could see myself succeeding here."
After graduating, she plans to work in public relations, as a lobbyist, or a legislative aide.
Crystal Cain, daughter of Ron and Kathy Cain of Randolph, N.Y., will study computer science.
Crystal, a home school graduate, played soccer, was active on a Bible quiz team, and served as an AWANA
youth group leader. She learned about Bryan from friends who heard Dr. Myers speak at a home school
convention. She came to the Presidential Scholar weekend, and said, "I was here two hours and knew this
was where God wanted me." After graduating, she plans to work as a missionary.
Elisa Cruz, daughter of Bob and Maru Glauberg of Sherwood, Ark., plans to major in athletic train-
ing. Elisa, a graduate of Sylvan Hills High School, was a member of the Beta Club, French Club, Science
Club, National Honor Society, and the Sherwood Youth Council. She learned about Bryan from friends
who attend the college. She said she decided to attend because Bryan "is a school that will point me to
Christ and help me grow." Following graduation, she plans to attend physical therapy school.
Anna Downer, daughter of Phil and Susy Downer of Signal Mountain, Tenn., will study nursing in
Bryan's cooperative program with Vanderbilt University. Anna, a home school graduate, was active in the
home school mock trial teams for four years, including teams that won national championships in 2002
and 2003. She was a member of Youth Leadership Chattanooga and worked with Child Evangelism
Fellowship. "I was struck by the Bryan students' love for each other and their respect for the faculty," she
said. After graduating, she plans to complete her nurse practitioner training and work in a hospital.
Nicole Keef, daughter of Jeff and Gale Keef of Universal City, Texas, will major in communication
studies. Nicole, a home school graduate, was active in drama club, basketball, choir, ROTC, and was on the
yearbook staff of her home school association. Her mother first heard about Bryan at a home school con-
ference where Dr. Myers spoke. She chose Bryan because, "I wanted a more conservative Christian school
that could help me become a Christian leader in a secular world. Bryan surpassed all my expectation on my
visit during the Presidential weekend, so I knew then this is where I wanted to go."
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Brittany McGehee, daughter of David and Michele McGehee of Ruston, La., will major in piano peda-
gogy and communication studies. Brittany, a home school graduate, was a member of the Governor's
Program on Abstinence Club, president of Teen Choices, lieutenant governor of the Student Leadership
Council, and an award-winning member of Encounter LA Speech and Debate Club. She learned about
Bryan when she received a call from Professor of Music Dr. Sigrid Luther. "I was intrigued by the Bryan
atmosphere: welcoming students, challenging academics, and dedicated faculty. I knew God wanted me
here," she said. After graduation, she plans to open a private piano studio.
Laura Neises, daughter of Mark and Beth Neises of Knoxville, Tenn., plans to major in elementary edu-
cation. Laura, a graduate of Grace Christian Academy, was a member of the National Honor Society and
was salutatorian of her class. She first learned about Bryan from her high school guidance counselor, former
Bryan staff member Donna Poole. She came to Summit and was attracted to the college, then applied for
the Presidential Scholarship. "I prayed before I went in to my interview that if God wanted me to come to
Bryan, I would get the scholarship." Following graduation, she plans to become a wife, mother, and teacher.
Brittany Rodriguez, daughter of James and Melodye Zahn of McMinnville, Tenn., plans to major in
Christian education. Brittany, a graduate of Warren County High School, was a member of the National
Honor Society, Beta Club, Excel Club, and Student Council. She volunteered in the community for children's
and seniors' efforts. She first heard about Bryan through alumni who attend her church. She said she came
because "God provided every blessing I needed." Following graduation, she plans to become a missionary.
Amy Scripka, daughter of Hal and Cheryl Scripka of Woodstock, Va., plans to major in English litera-
ture and piano pedagogy. Amy is a home school graduate and was active in speech, debate, and piano com-
petitions. After graduating, she plans to teach high school English and run her own piano studio.
David Wallen, son of Tom and Lynn Wallen of Bon Aqua, Tenn., plans to major in business administra-
tion. David is a home school graduate. He has earned his pilot's license and plans to operate a charter flying
business after college. During high school, he worked and volunteered at Equine Therapy, a facility using
horse riding to assist physically challenged individuals with therapy. He learned about Bryan from his moth-
er, who had heard about the college a number of years ago. "I felt God calling me to Bryan," he said.
Jana Watson, daughter of Warren and Janet Watson of Fort Payne, Ala., plans to major in biology.
Jana, a graduate of Fort Payne High School, was student council president, president of the National
Honor Society, secretary of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a member of the Spanish Honor Society,
and was class valedictorian. She lettered in soccer, cross country, basketball, and track. She learned about
Bryan from her father, who heard about the college over WMBW Radio in Chattanooga, Tenn. "God
wanted me here," she said, "and home is where God is." Following graduation, she plans to study medicine
and become a doctor on a foreign mission field.
Rachel Welch, daughter of Lavon and Jessica Welch of Covington, La., plans to major in communica-
tion studies. Rachel, a home school graduate, is an award-winning competitor in speech and debate con-
tests. She learned about Bryan through Summit Ministries. She said coming to Bryan "was clearly God's
will in my life. Despite all my training, Bryan still challenged me. It was the only Christian institution that
put Christ first without sacrificing academic excellence." Following graduation, she plans to be a writer
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International players bring passion to
the game, diversity to the classroom
by Aubree Sullivan
Bryan soccer players bring an international flavor to
campus, with team members from Canada, Brazil,
Columbia, Scotland, Costa Rica and Mexico on the
roster. The 10 international students make up nearly a third
of the 35-member team.
Dr. Sandy Zensen, head soccer coach and athletic direc-
tor, said recruiting international players
is a must. "In order to be competitive
in the National Association of
Intercollegiate Athletics, we have to
have a contingent of international
players. All the top programs recruit
them," he said.
This is Dr. Zensen's 16th season as head coach, and he
has been recruiting international soccer players since the
Coach Zensen is involved with networks that help con-
nect players with recruiters. He explained that once the
team has one international student, that student often will
bring a friend from his home town the next season.
Soccer is the common man's game in the rest of the
world. It is evident that the international students bring
diversity to the game.
"We put flavor in our game," said senior outside mid-
fielder Thiago Goncalves from Brazil.
the borders of our
-Coach Sandy Zensen
According to Coach Zensen, the difference in their
game comes from experience. "It's not just a game for the
international students. It's a way of life," he said.
Senior central defender Tim Franklin from Atlanta, Ga.,
is one of the team's captains. He agreed that the interna-
tional students play the game differently than Americans.
"They bring a lot of energy and a lot of fun to the
game. They have an attitude that
Americans aren't used to. They have
more passion for the game," Tim said.
These students not only have to
perform on the field, but also in the
classroom. Most international students
would not be able to attend any
American college without scholarships and help from home.
Donna Belisle is the campus' international student advi-
sor in the admissions office, helping students to make the
transition from their home to Bryan.
"Most international students are on a sports scholarship,
an academic scholarship, or both," she said. The paperwork
"has become more tedious for them to transfer since 9/11.
The whole process takes anywhere between three and six
Senior defender Brad Atkinson's transition from Canada
to Bryan included his enrolling in a junior college in West
Virginia to get SAT prep classes.
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"We don't have anything like that
in Canada," he said.
Sweeper Alberto Villamizar, a
senior from Colombia, said his transi-
tion was smooth, mostly because he
lived in the United States for about
1 8 months before enrolling at Bryan.
"Beto," as his friends call him, comes
from a large city. As a result, his
hardest adjustment has been living in
a small town.
Despite the adjustments, interna-
tionals want to come.
"They place high value on an
American education. They work hard
so they can play. Soccer is a means to
a greater end — to get a degree," Dr.
"The benefit of having interna-
tional students on campus is incredi-
ble, if for no other reason than to
expose people to other cultures. It
brings a diversity of other ways of
looking at the world that is really
beneficial," said Mr. Lloyd Milligan,
instructor of linguistics and mission-
ary-in-residence at Bryan College.
Mr. Milligan, Dr. Zensen, and
Front, from left: Sammy Orti% Mexico; Felipe Vallejo, Colombia; Jorge Vallejo, Colombia;
and Andres Garcia, Mexico; Back, James Carmichael, Scotland; Beto Villami^ar,
Colombia; Manoel Silva, Brazil; and Thiago Concalves, Brazil
help students learn about the world,"
The fact that there is a presence
of international students on campus
affects the whole student body, many
Despite the difficulties, many
international students do make it.
Thiago said the thing he enjoys most
about playing at Bryan is "the friend-
ships that are built and the philoso-
phy of the team. It has shown me a
They bring a lot of energy and a lot of fan different purpose to P ky, to g iorif y
to the game....They have more passion." God: '
** x "This is our investment in the
-1 till ri LlilKiLLil jj ves Q f j^s anc j j n tne kingdom of
God. We're extending the borders of
our ministry. That's what we're
about," Dr. Zensen said.
students expressed a wish that Bryan
had more diversity, whether through
international students or American
children raised on the mission field.
"We need to bring more interna-
tional students to campus. It fulfills
what the college philosophy is about.
We bring a different perspective and
would say in a very positive way.
"Our kids are exposed to a sam-
ple of the rest of the world. The
world is shrinking every day. Our stu-
dents and players need to know there
is more than the U.S.A.," Dr. Zensen
said. "But, it's getting harder and
harder to recruit as the cost of edu-
Aubree Sullivan is a senior com-
munication studies major from Hixson,
Tenn. She is associate editor of The
Triangle, the Bryan student newspaper
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The Doctors Matthes plan ahead
Lives spent in Christian education and an apprecia-
tion for their alma mater have led Drs. Jake and
Sandy Matthes to choose a charitable gift annuity to
help themselves and Bryan College as well.
Jake, a 1959 graduate of Bryan with a degree in mathe-
matics, and Sandy met when she arrived at Bryan as a fresh-
man in 1958. Their marriage in 1960 interrupted her educa-
tion as the couple moved to Sandy's home town of
Chicago. But they weren't through
with Bryan yet.
Then-Bryan President Dr.
Theodore Mercer visited the
Matthes family and told Jake the
college needed a math professor
and wanted to start a cross country
and track program. So they
returned in 1967, and Jake became
chairman of the department of
mathematics and started the cross
country and track teams, and Sandy
resumed her educational pursuits.
She graduated with a degree in
music in 1972 and went on to
earn a Ph.D. degree in music the-
The Bryan cross country
team prospered, and in 1975 won
the National Christian College
Athletic Association national
After Sandy had completed
her Master's degree and Jake had completed the course
We've been involved in
since 1967, and I
believe in supporting
our alma mater."
ing. He said his teams did "quite well" at Liberty, an opinion
the university evidently shares as the outdoor track complex
is named in honor of Jake and another former coach.
It's looking ahead, however, that led the Mattheses to
purchase a deferred gift annuity from Bryan. "We have a lot
of connections with Bryan," Jake said. "Going there, meet-
ing this wonderful woman there, being able to teach at my
alma mater, all of this has given me a lot of good experi-
ences," he said. "We believe in
Christian education as well. We've been
involved in Christian education since
1967, and I believe in supporting our
That support continued, when in
1984, they established the Frank
Schmickl Mathematics Scholarship and
the Virginia Schmickl Music
Scholarship, in honor of Sandy's par-
ents. Those scholarships are awarded
annually to outstanding students in
both disciplines at Bryan.
There was a practical decision to
defer income from their annuity.
"Today's interest rates are low, and
we're still working, so we don't need
the money right now," Jake said.
Electing to postpone receiving income
"is one way to get the interest rate up
and have a little better income later
on" after they retire in a few years.
Bryan Director of Planned Giving
Jim Barth said the decision the Mattheses made about their
work for his doctorate, the couple was approached by repre- annuity makes sense. "Acting now locks in favorable interest
sentatives of Liberty University in 1976.
"They said they needed to establish a math department
and a cross country and track program," Jake explained.
"They had a job for Sandy as well." With nothing available
in Dayton for Sandy, the couple moved to Lynchburg, Va.,
Both are still teaching, but Jake has retired from coach-
rates and provides an immediate tax benefit they can use
now to lower their tax bill when their income is higher, and,
like Jake said, will increase their income when they retire
with 45 percent of the income, tax free."
For more information about charitable gift annuities, contact Jim
Barth at 423-775-7280, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail
at Bryan College, P.O. Box 7000, Dayton, TN 37321.
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Taxation without representation. I thought that issue was solved
around 1776, but when I was in Washington, D.C., in September for
an alumni event, I realized that there are some D.C. citizens pretty
upset about the whole thing.
It is a different world up there. Instead of American-made cars driving
around the small city of Dayton, everyone had a Volvo with a "Vote for
Kerry" sticker on the bumper racing around me. It is a fun city and a great
trip, but it is nice coming back to Dayton, a city where there are loud pickups
with gun racks.
Anyway, I was in D.C. for a couple of alumni events. One evening I took
the alums in the area for dessert at Maggiano's. We all had a great time. The
cheesecake was great, and the company was better. Bryan alumni from differ-
ent decades met one another, and others saw classmates they had no idea
were in the city. It was fun watching people tell stories and laugh about the
good ole days.
There was a great turnout; twenty people attended, which is around a
third of the alumni in the area. Congressman Zach Wamp, (who represents
the district that includes Bryan College), was going to come by and talk with
us, but he was out of town that day and flying in the next morning. He said
he was sorry he missed the event, but wanted to come to another alumni
gathering in the area.
The following day we had another event in the mall area of Washington.
It was a networking luncheon that our alumni attended along with around
100 other Christian college graduates. The lunch was set up so that fellow
Christians could call on one another when a position comes open or there is
a need somewhere in the alum's business.
I am excited to see what develops with our alumni up there. If anyone
wants Bryan College to host an alumni gathering where you live, just give us
a call and we can set up something. Maybe I'll write about that event in the
next Bryan Life.
Want to contact Warren Cole about
hosting an alumni gathering in your
hometown? Email him at
email@example.com, or call the
Bryan College Advancement office at
Just made an exciting career move,
added a member to your family, or
tied the knot? Let us know by submit-
ting news to Lion Tracks:
P.O. Box 7000
Dayton, TN 37321
P.S. I know you guys are getting antsy about the new Alumni Directories.
Rest assured, we haven't forgotten about them. It is just taking a while to get
everything together. But the directory will be coming out soon.
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JANET CLAYCOMB, '64, has had a
busy year, with vacation Bible schools
this summer and preaching twice a
month in the Mennonite Church she
attends in St. Mary, Jamaica. She antici-
pates an active hurricane season, but
trusts her new roof will hold.
FRANK SHEDDAN, '72, has retired
after serving for 29 years as band direc-
tor at Rhea County High School in
Evensville, Tenn. He and his wife, BAR-
BARA (MCCARRELL), '72, SHED-
DAN, live in Evensville.
Five members of the Class of 1973
gathered in St. Louis, Mo., this summer
for their own Bryan reunion. Pictured,
from left, are GALE (COOK)
STOREY, LINDA (MCKEMY)
LOCY, CHAR (CLARK) BARNES,
SARAH (LOFTIN) CUCCIO, and
BARB (VAN SICE) JOHANSEN.
Gale Storey, Linda Locy, Char
Barnes, Sarah Cuccion, and Barb
DAVID SEERA, '74, has been elected
to the board of directors of Rossville
(Ga.), Bank. He also is on the board of
Community National Bank in Dayton,
Tenn., and is treasurer of the United
Way of Rhea County. David is president
of Advanced Banking Services in
Dayton, where he and his wife, BETTY
RUTH (BARROWS), <74x, live.
KATHY (BALLARD) CROPP, '74, is
center director for Sylvan Learning
Center in Danville, Va., where she and
her husband, JIM, '77x, live. Kathy
recently learned that the center director
in Lynchburg is another Bryan alum,
GINNY (MCKINNEY) SHANK, '95.
MARTY (DAVEY), '75x, and her hus-
band Steve BAKOS live in Matlacha,
Fla., where Marty is chief financial offi-
cer at South Bay Hospital. They are pic-
tured at an employee awards banquet.
Steve and Marty Bakos
JON, '75, and Ginger VANDEUSEN
recently celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary with a family gathering at
their son's home in Newark, Ohio. The
VanDeusens have four children, includ-
ing MERRILY SMITH, '79, eight
grandchildren, and a new great-grand-
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JOHN TINKER, '80x, recently cele-
brated 20 years with EMI Christian
Music Group. Founder and Chairman
Billy Ray Hearn and President and CEO
Bill Hearn presented him with a plaque
commemorating over 74 gold and plat-
John Tinker, center, with Chairman
Hearn, left, and CEO Hearn, right
JAMES ASHLEY, '81, has been named
director of the Solomon Islands
Translation Advisory Group, supporting
efforts of Wycliffe Bible Translators in
the Solomon Islands.
SCOTT, '82, and JOY (THOMP-
SON), '83, HOOKER have moved to
Seminole, Fla., after living for 15 years
in Huntsville, Ala. Scott has taken the
position of associate pastor of music
and senior adults at Seminole First
JOEL, '82, and Monica RILEY
announce the birth of their daughter,
Ashlyn Grace, on March 3. The Riley s
live in Wesley Chapel, Fla.
STEPHEN WISTHOFF, '82x,
received the Doctor of Ministry degree
from North American Baptist Seminary
in Sioux Falls, S.D., May 21. Dr.
Wisthoff and his family live in
Four members of the class of 1984
gathered for a reunion this year.
Pictured, from left, are the families
including STEVE and Roria HICKS
Steve Hicks, Cameel Chan, Steve
Duggins, Danny Walker and
and their two girls; CAMEEL and LEE than 60,000 university students, includ-
(KANNON, '83) CHAN and their two ing many Muslims, live there, so the
boys and two girls; STEVE and Kathy Hobbses request prayer for their out-
DUGGINS and their two boys and reach. David and Ruth have three chil-
daughter; and DANNY and Martha dren, Elizabeth, 14; Emily, 11; and
WALKER and their two girls. Joseph, 8.
JONATHAN FICKLEY, '86, and
Andrea Larson were married June 1 1 , in
Chattanooga, Tenn. The Fickleys live in
BETSY (GOETZMAN), '85, GIUS-
EFFI and her husband, Jim, have
moved with their two children, Sarah,
10, and JB, 8, to Lake Worth, Fla., where
Jim works for UPS Capital. Betsy home
schools their children, and the family is
active in their church. They also live
near her sister, RUTH COLLIER,
SANDY (KUHN), '86, ETIEMBLE
and her family recently moved to
Fredericksburg, Va. Sandy's husband,
Mo, is in the Coast Guard, and she is
regional marketing manager for a marine
engineering firm. She is able to telecom-
mute so she can stay home with their
son, Reece, 4.
VINCE PYLE, '89, and his wife, Amy,
have lived in La Vale, Md., the past 12
years. Vince is employed by the City of
Cumberland Fire Department as an act-
ing lieutenant/paramedic and is a mem-
ber of a specialized helicopter aerial res-
cue team with the Maryland State Police
and the Swiftwater Rescue Team. Amy
is with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of
Maryland (Carefirst) as a claims proces-
sor and is very active in their church's
praise band. Their email is cfdtlre-
firstname.lastname@example.org for anyone wishing
to say "Hi."
PATRICK D. RUDD, '89, graduated
in December 2004 with a Master of
Library Science degree from North
Carolina Central University. He is now
assistant professor of library science
and evening librarian at Elon University.
DR. DARRELL COSDEN, '85, in
March, published A. Theology of Work:
Work and the New Creation, an academic
text aimed at scholars and researchers.
The book, published by Paternoster
Press UK, is part of their theological
monograph series. From January to
March, while on research leave from the
International Christian College, Darrell
and his family lived in Austria where he
was scholar in residence at Schloss
Mittersill Study Centre. He taught a
course on the theology of work and
worked on a book for a non-academic
audience on the theology and spirituality
MIKE ALFORD, '85, and his family
served for the past eight years with
Campus Crusade for Christ in Cape
Town, South Africa, where they organ-
ized the Athletes in Action sports min-
istry. Recently they moved to Cape Cod,
Mass., to begin a church planting min-
DAVID, '85, and RUTH (SNYDER),
'86, HOBBS live in Liverpool, England,
where David is a pastor and assists with
various evangelistic ministries. More
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Jim and BETH
announce the birth
of their daughter,
Rachel Joy, on May
^ 31. Rachel weighed
| 9 lbs., 13 oz., and
Rachel Almack was 21 inches long.
RONA (HALCOMB) KIRBY, '91, is
children's ministry coordinator at New
Covenant Church in Anderson, S.C. Her
husband, Rick, is executive director of
Calvary Home for Children, also in
Anderson. Reagan Elisabeth joined the
family June 17, weighing 8 lbs., 5 oz.,
and was 20 inches long. She joins big
brother Nathanael and big sister
Nathanael, Bethany, and Reagan
David and KOLLEEN (HOEY), '93,
LONG announce the birth of their sec-
ond child, Grace
Susan, on Jan. 4.
8 lbs., and was
20 inches long.
She joins big
3. The Longs
moved to the
Mountains this summer, where David is
pastor of St. John's Evangelical
Congregational Church in Stroudsburg,
and Kolleen is a full-time mom and
SHERRY (HILL), '95, and Mike
WELLER announce the birth of their
second daughter, Aubre Hope, on May
Ethan and Gracie
31. Aubre weighed 8
lbs., 3 oz., and was
20 3 A inches long.
She joins big sister
Olivia, 2. The Weller
where Mike is head
athletic trainer for
JEREMY DOLLAR, '96,
recently moved to Albania
to spend a year working
with Christar, teaching
missions, evangelism, and
apologetics at the Center
for Christian Leadership.
Since his graduation from
Southeastern Seminary in
2001, he had worked with Student
Venture, most recently in Chattanooga
near his home. He asks prayer for God's
grace and provision as he teaches, as
well as financially as he raises support.
JENNIFER (BRASHER), '96, and
Reid DALE announce the birth of
Jenna Elisabeth, on June 13. Jenna
weighed 10 lb, 9 oz. She joins big broth-
er Ian Reid, 5, and big sister Julie-Joy
Susie, 4. The Dale family lives in
Waynesville, N.C., where Reid runs his
own school and institutional furniture
sales and installation business and
Jennifer is a stay-at-home mom. She will
begin home schooling Ian this fall.
Ian, Julie-Joy, and Jenna
HEATHER BRASHER, '97, received
her Master of Divinity degree from
Columbia International University in
May and works at CIU in the extension
program. Her other sister, JULIE
BRASHER, '99, is studying for a
Master's degree in nursing at the
University of South Carolina and works
in the pediatric intensive care unit in a
hospital in Columbia.
and Kevin HOP-
the birth of their
on July 26, 2004,
in Dallas, Texas.
Kevin is a civil
Emily is a stay-at-home mom.
JOEL GONCE, '98, after five years as
a chemist with Baxter Healthcare in
North Carolina, has moved to Gray,
Tenn., where he is quality manager with
Del-Ray Dermatologicals of Crown
Laboratories in Johnson City, Tenn.
BETH GREEN, '98, and Rob Lewis
manager for an optometrist in
Rob and Beth Lewis
SHALEEN HAMILTON, '99, and
Alex Fagundo were married June 1 1 in
Miami, Fla. JENNIFER SAMS, '01,
was maid of honor. Shaken is an evalu-
and Alex is a
Fagundo s live in
Alex and Shaken
VITALY KLIMOVICH, '99, received
the Doctor of Philosophy degree in
molecular biology from Vanderbilt
University in May. He works as a
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research associate at
looking for a posi-
tion. Since graduat-
ing, he has given a
his research at Cold
Vitaly Klimovich National
Laboratories in New York, and teaches a
seminar course at Vanderbilt.
TONYA (SMITH), '99, and Tim
TATE announce the birth of their first
child, Isabel Leann, on January 27. Isabel
weighed 7 lbs., 15 oz., and was 20 inches
long. The Tates live in Dunedin, Fla.,
where Tim is vice president of technolo-
gy for a healthcare technology company
and Tonya stays at home with the baby.
JIM, '99, and JOY (CHESHIRE)
NICHOLS, '98, have moved to Fort
Lauderdale, Fla., where Jim is minister to
students and young adults at Christ
Church United Methodist and Joy is an
assistant with the preschoolers at Christ
Church School. She is able to stay home
with their sons Alex, almost 3, and Tyler,
MARY MACLEAN, '00, and Paul
Jackson were married June 1 8, in
Melbourne, Fla. The Jacksons live in
KELLEY ATKINS, '00, and Jason Lee
were married April 23. The Lees live in
Providence Village, Texas, where Kelley
is employed at Prestonwood Baptist
Church as an associate to the girls min-
birth of their first
child, Orin Reilly,
on April 3. Orin
weighed 6 lbs., 4
oz., and was 19 inches long. The Daspits
live in Fairfax, Va., where Damien is a
systems engineer for the federal govern-
ment and Renee is a stay-at-home mom.
DAVID and ANNA (KELLOG)
HENDERSON, both '02, announce
rl the birth of their
I first child, Gavin
I Azariah, on May
I 10. Gavin
I weighed 6 lbs.,
I 9oz. The family
I lives in Bryan,
Gavin Henderson Texas > where
David is a gradu-
ate student at Texas A&M, and Anna is
staying home with the baby.
ROBIN (WEDEKIND), '02, and
Dean SARIGUMBA announce the
birth of their first child, Dominic Terry
on June 29, by means of an emergency
c- section — 12
days past his due
weighed 8 lbs.,
111/2 oz. and
was 21 1/2 inch-
es long. The
ly lives in
SAMUEL KOSTREVA IV and
Stephanie Poston were married April 2,
in Charlotte, N.C. Samuel is enrolled at
Southern Evangelical Seminary at
ROBERT and PAULA (HEATHER-
SHAW) KENDALL, both '02,
birth of their son,
Ethan Riley, on
Nov. 21, 2004.
Robert is study-
ing for a Master's
degree and serves \
as English min-
istries pastor at
the Korean- American Church of
Philippi in Columbia, Md. Paula loves
helping Robert in his ministry and taking
care of Ethan at home.
the birth of
Elizabeth, on April 24. Kate weighed 7
lbs, 9 oz, and was 20 inches long. The
Palmers live in Clearwater, Fla., where
Matt is an accountant for a computer
software company. Amy was a marketing
director for the same company until
Kate was born. She is now a stay-at-
BROOKE WILSON, '03, moved from
Winter Springs, Fla., to Toms River, N.
J., this summer.
BRIAN DAY, '03, has joined the staff
of Bryan College as an admissions coun-
MATTHEW ROGERS and KELLY
CRANE, both '05, were married July 2,
at Cedar Springs
in Knoxville, where
they are living.
Matthew is working
for a production
house in Knoxville,
where he has been
able to shoot for
"The Biggest Loser"
Tonight," and Kelly is working as an
Matt and Kelly
MICHAEL STONE, '05, has joined
the enrollment services staff at Bryan as
a counselor and technician, working with
the admissions and financial aid offices.
ANNELI HORNER, '05, is the new
assistant director of the Bryan College
Worldview Teams. After graduation in
May, she returned to Bryan to work with
the Summit conferences before begin-
ning work with the worldview teams in
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REV. SAMUEL T. HEMBERGER,
'44, of Batavia, 111., died June 27. He is
survived by his wife, ANNA (KET-
TENRING), '45, HEMBERGER and
MARTHA (HOOVER) BRICKEL,
'46, of Lewisburg, Ohio, died in August.
CLYDE SIMMONS, '49, of
Chattanooga, Tenn., died May 16. He is
survived by his wife, RUTH (KUHN)
SIMMONS, '47, and four children.
BARBARA (BORLING) AMSTUTZ,
'55, of Plain City, Ohio, died July 12.
EDWARD AMSTUTZ, '55, of Plain
City, Ohio., died in July, shortly before
his wife, Barbara, passed away.
BETTIE (EVANS) POWELL, '58,
of Page, Ark., died May 31, 2004. She
is survived by her husband, Lavon
Powell, and three children.
IRENE (HUBERT) BOUCHARD,
'65, of Greeley, Colo., died May 23.
She is survived by two children and her
sister, BONNIE (HUBERT)
LINDA (GUY) DRAPP, '70x, of
Glencoe, Mo., died Oct. 5, 2004. She is
survived by her husband, Daniel
Drapp, and two children.
SHERYL (LANE) HAWLEY, '78x,
of Trenton, Ga., died Aug. 19. She is
survived by three children.
RENA (WILSON) CRENSHAW, '84,
of Flat Rock, N.C., died Feb. 14. She is
survived by her husband, John Crenshaw,
three children, and sisters JENNIFER
(WILSON) ALDERMAN, '89x, and
TONI (WILSON) CHAPMAN, <87x.
Word recently was received of the death of:
• Glen C. Atkins, former professor of
Hebrew and Greek. Rev. Atkins died Aug.
• EMILY (MCMURRY) OWENSBY,
'37, of Dayton, Tenn. She is survived by
• EARL J. STARBUCK, Sr., '78x, of
Bristol, Tenn. He is survived by a son.
• ROBERT L. PREVOU, '89x, of
• ERIC S. BROWN, '91x, of Ringgold,
Dr. David Fouts submitted a study of
Psalms 1 to 50 for Volume 3 of the Bible
Knowledge Word Study series, edited by
Eugene H. Merrill and published by
Cook Ministries. Dr. Fouts, Dr. Kurt
Wise, Dr. Todd Wood, and Stephanie
Mace made presentations at the
Baraminology Conference in Moscow,
Idaho, in June.
Laura Kaufmann chaired the
Appalachian College Association Central
Library's Administrative Issues
Committee meeting in Greeneville,
Tenn., in August. The committee over-
sees administration of grant money to
ACA librarians for professional develop-
ment. She also served as facilitator for
Lee University's library retreat in August.
Dr. Bill Ketchersid attended a Classics
Seminar at the Hellenic Center in
Washington, DC, in May. He also led a
medical mission trip to Mountain Side,
Jamaica, in June. The team took $78,000
worth of medications for patients, and
did blood sugar screenings, checked
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blood pressure, and examined eyes.
Dr. Ray Legg reprised his role as
William Jennings Bryan in the Scopes
Trial re-enactment in July. Also partici-
pating in the re-enactment were Dr.
David Fouts, Dr. Ron Petitte, and
Tom Davis. Drs. Legg, Fouts, and
Petitte also participated in a special pro-
duction of highlights of the play at the
Christian Science Fellowship conference
in Albuquerque, N.M.
Dr. Stephen D. Livesay and Mrs.
Livesay represented Bryan College at the
inauguration of Dr. Michael Easley as
president of Moody Bible Institute in
Chicago, 111., in September.
Bruce Morgan and Myra Goza attend-
ed a workshop to learn about new tech-
niques in alcohol and drug abuse preven-
tion among college students. The July
conference at Maryville College was
designed for student life officers at pri-
vate and public institutions.
Michelle Pascucci was awarded a grant
to attend the American Association of
Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
annual meeting in New York in July. She
also spent six weeks this summer in
Salamanca, Spain, working on her disser-
Josh Porter has been named interim
director of the Athletic Training
Education Program following the resig-
nation of Mike Weller. A search is under
way for a permanent director.
John Stonestreet spoke at conferences
and teacher training sessions in
Pennsylvania, Colorado, Georgia, New
Jersey and Mississippi, as well as at vari-
ous locations in Tennessee this summer.
Dr. Mel Wilhoit attended the Salzburg
Seminar on Architecture and Public Life
in Salzburg, Austria, in July. His trip was
funded through a program administered
by the Appalachian College Association.
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Of Your Assets
The Tax Benefits of Combined Gift and Sale
The concept of making decisions based on the
best leverage possible is familiar to anyone
investing in today's environment. Yet, when
considering options for increasing cash flow
from highly appreciated assets, gaining
leverage can appear impossible.
A block of stock or a parcel of land purchased a
number of years ago may have grown
exponentially in value while producing relatively
low yield. An outright sale seems out of the
question due to the inevitable capital gains tax
But charitable tax planning can generate some
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The Part Gift - Part Sale strategy makes it
possible, in some cases, to give a portion of an
asset to a qualified charity while selling the
With some careful planning, the tax benefits
derived from the gift portion can actually offset
the capital gains tax due from the sale.
For complete details, or for other charitable
plans that deliver leverage, contact our Office of
Planned Giving. All communication and
correspondence is treated in complete
confidence and offered without obligation.
Director of Development
P.O. Box 7000, Dayton, TN 37321
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honor and memory pl"fi"C
Dallas Bay Baptist Church
Homeward Bound Seniors
Katherine J. Reynolds
Rosemary Raulston, Marian and
Dan Creighton, Rosy and
Ted Bennett, Daniel, Beth
in memory of
A. Clyde Simmons
A. Clyde Simmons
and Suzanne Bennett
A. Clyde Simmons
Lynn Tipton Humble
Blair and Louise Bentley
Irene Hubert Bouchard
J.L. and Carolyn Boyd
William F. Kerr
Charles and Theda Thomas
W Franklin Brown
Charles and Theda Thomas
Mr. Floyd (Nick) Nichols
Charlotte C. Jensen
Dr. Irving L. Jensen
Daniel and Joan Dale
Dr. Theodore C. Mercer
Do you get it?
In addition to Bryan Life, Bryan College communicates with its alumni and
friends in several print and electronic ways, at no cost.
Illumine is a publication of the Bryan Center for Critical Thought and
Practice, offering serious commentary on current issues by leading schol-
ars. To receive Illumine, please send your name and address to The
Bryan Center for Critical Thought and Practice, P.O. Box 7000, Dayton,
TN 37321, or fill out the on-line form at bryancenter.bryan.edu.
E-Lumine is Bryan's electronic newsletter,
emailed monthly to those requesting this
update. If you would like to receive
E-Lumine, fill out the on-line form at
Planned Giving is a weekly e-newsletter offering current information and illus-
trations of how to preserve assets and support ministries like Bryan College
through thoughtful planning and management. To receive Planned Giving, fill
out the on-line form at www.bryan.edu/newsletter_prefs.
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Student Leadership Conferences
What's the purpose nf Summit's Student
It's not enough to simply believe. You have to
know why you believe what you do and be
able to defend it. Imagine a summer crash
course that helps you understand and articulate
the Christian response to everything from
abortion to Islam to humanism and everytl
in between. It's called the Summit. Reachin
the top will change your life. . .possibly evet
mind to new
Summit Topics Include:
"I consider Summit Ministries to be one
of the very best resources available, and I
don't say that lightly."
Dr. James Dobson, Founder of Focus on the Family
Christian Worldview studies
Worldviews in Collision (Islam, Humar
Defense of Home, Church, and State
America's Christian History
Creation, Evolution, Intelligent Design
• rree-market Economics
• Courtship, Dating, Marriage
• Leadership/ Communication Skills
• Abortion/ Homosexuality
Who teaches at Summit?
Assisting Dr. Noebel is an outstanding faculty:
Dr. Michael Bauman, Dr. Frank Beckwith, Dr.
Kurt Wise, Dr. Wayne House, Dr. Jeff Myers,
Dr. Robert Linden, Dr. Del Tacket Dr. LP.
Moreland, Dr. Norman Geisler, Dr. Bill
Brown, Debbie Brezina, Kevin Bywater,
Chuck Edwards, Greg Koukl, Mark Cahi
John Stonestreet, and others.
Dates for Summit-East at Bryan College:
Tulv 9-Tulv 21, Tulv 23-Aueust4, 2006
For more information:
P.O. Box 207
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
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P.O. Box 7000
Dayton, TN 37321-7000